In the very first issue of FANTASTIC MAN, in the spring of 2005, interviewee Mr. MALCOLM McLAREN mused over the beauty of a fish-mouth lapel on his bespoke ARNYS suit. Now, seven years later, the end is looming for the über-classic ARNYS, at least in the way it’s existed since 1933. Conglomerate LVMH purchased the brand last week, and will convert the breathtaking ARNYS flagship store in Rue de Sèvres in Paris Saint Germain (opposite HERMÈS’ swanky new boutique in the old LUTETIA swimming pool) into a BERLUTI walhalla. So, voilà, that is our recommendation for today: to visit ARNYS before doors close in December, and to enjoy a menswear store where time stood still. They still have the odd lapel-less, pyjama-esque ‘Forrestiere’ jacket that was designed for the architect Mr. LE CORBUSIER in the collection, as well as the most puzzling hunting-style blazers, roomy opera coats, fancy walking sticks and some great knitwear. The ARNYS shop is amazing, the window displays are amazing, and next year it’ll all be gone, so please go.